China Eastern Airlines said yesterday that it formally has established a "strategic cooperation partnership" with Singapore Airlines and parent Temasek ahead of next month's shareholder vote on SIA/Tamasek's 24% stake purchase, and Chairman Li Fenghua insisted the deal is final, pointing out that minority shareholder Air China would be defying the Chinese government if it voted to block the sale. Li said at a news conference yesterday that approval of the CEA/SIA agreement (ATWOnline, Nov. ...

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